Color printers use cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink to create the entire spectrum of available colors. Printing professionals refer to CMYK as four-color printing. All of the colors together equal black, while removing one or more creates different colors. With a color printer, you can print Microsoft Word documents with colored ink.
Select a portion of the document by clicking on the text and dragging your cursor over it--or select the entire document by pressing "Ctrl-A."
Click on the "Home" tab. Press the "Font Color" icon in the "Font" category. The "Font Color" icon is the letter "A" with a bar of color underneath. Select a color from the available colors or press "More Colors" to bring up additional options.
Go to the "Microsoft" menu and select "Print." Press "OK" to print the Word document using colored ink.
Tips & Warnings
- Change the font color in Word 2003 by clicking on the "Font Color" icon in the "Formatting" toolbar. Access the "Print" window through the "File" menu.
- Photo Credit Macchie in CMYK image by wally from Fotolia.com
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